Fires impact short-term insurance industry

2015-01-20 16:26

Fire and the damage it causes have a direct impact on the sustainability of the short-term insurance industry, both in South Africa and globally.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:15

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 11:24

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!


Santam CEO Ian Kirk talks to Fin24 about the company's social responsibility programmes.

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Santam records 9% increase

2014-02-28 12:15

Santam CEO Ian Kirk discusses with Fin24 the company's 9% annual increase as well as an increase of claims that arise due to bad weather.

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Insurance firms lose R4bn to fraud

2013-11-06 19:09

Insurance fraud costs the short-term insurance industry an estimated R4bn a year, while organisations lose an estimated 5% of their annual revenues to fraud.

Commercial crime threatens SA economy

2013-09-19 23:20

Commercial crime is costing SA's economy billions of rands and threatens the ability to grow an inclusive economy, says an expert.

Expert warns of high cash turnover risk

2013-07-14 11:26

Business owners should review how they manage their risk following theft at the Durban July and cash heists after the Justin Bieber and Bon Jovi performances.

Santam, Sanlam satisfy customers most

2013-04-05 14:42

South Africans are most satisfied with the customer service provided in the insurance sector with Santam and Sanlam emerging as industry leaders, a poll shows.

Tourism suffers R600m natural disasters loss

2013-03-26 10:54

Floods, fires and hail storms have had a negative impact on South Africa's booming tourism industry, warns Santam.

Insurers target SA with apps

2012-12-11 11:03

Apps have attracted the attention of insurers keen on maximising their reach to a new generation of mobile consumers.

GCR affirms rating on Santam

2012-11-26 15:02

Credit Ratings has affirmed the claims paying ability of Santam at AAA (ZA)‚ with a stable rating outlook.

Nando's makes good on challenge

2012-04-26 13:07

Nando's has delivered a list of menu items to the Johannesburg Children's Home as part of a challenge set for them by Santam.

Santam spoofs Nando's for spoofing Santam

2012-04-24 15:23

Insurance company Santam has countered fast food chain Nando's latest spoof advert with an equally sharp spoof.

Short-term insurance under pressure

2011-03-15 11:03

Although the industry is emerging from the bottom of a down cycle, it faces a number of challenges including regulatory ones, writes Shaun Harris.

Adopt-a-council bailout proposed

2011-02-20 15:30

Santam and the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut have suggested that businesses step in to help fix collapsing municipalities.

Santam to post sharp profit hike

2011-02-16 07:42

Santam expects its annual headline earnings per share to be up to 55% higher thanks in part to fewer industrial claims.

Sanlam weathers volatile markets

2010-12-08 17:20

Insurer Sanlam has warned of a tougher outlook, and says strong net inflows helped offset difficult market condition in the past 10 months.

Risk management concerns Santam CEO

2010-09-01 17:21

Short-term insurer Santam has declared a sizeable special dividend, but its CEO remains wary of local risk management.


Why business insurance is important

2014-11-11 16:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how pivotal it is for a small business run from home to be insured.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:04

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks.


The weather hasn't been kind to Santam, while the rand exchange rate also impacted on earnings.

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What challenges Santam Faces

2014-02-28 12:15

Santam CEO Ian Kirk tells Fin24 more about Santam's conclusion to subsidiary companies and it's challenges for 2014.

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Santam's growth in gross written premiums

2014-02-26 20:21

Santam reports growth of 9% in gross written premiums - excluding cell insurance business - exceeding R20bn for the first time.

Insurance key to franchise management

2013-11-06 14:42

Insufficient cover could have a damaging effect on an entrepreneur’s franchise, warns an expert.

Santam expects underwriting margin to be below target

2013-08-28 16:06

Insurer Santam expects its annual underwriting margin to come in below its target range of 5% to 7%, its chief executive says.

Old Spice responds to Nando's spoof ad

2013-06-20 11:24

Old Spice has fought parody with parody, issuing a tongue-in-cheek response to Nando's most recent TV ad spoofing the men's fragrance's iconic "I'm on a horse" ad.

Santam gets new chairperson

2013-03-28 17:27

Insurer Santam has appointed Grant Gelink as its new chairperson‚ replacing Vusi Khanyile who will step down from the board in May.

Santam expects drop in earnings

2013-02-13 08:46

Short term insurer Santam expects its headline earnings per share in the year to December to drop by between 15% and 20%‚ from the previous period.

Farmers rush to insure property

2012-12-09 11:56

Hundreds of South African farmers have rushed to insure their property in the wake of violent protests in which vineyards, storerooms and machinery have been destroyed.

Winter proof your business

2012-08-07 14:09

As another cold front inches closer, firms are advised to take preventive measures against adverse weather conditions.

Nando's vs Santam: Food for a year

2012-04-25 12:29

Nando's has seen Santam's bet and raised it by offering the Johannesburg Children's home more than just a meal on their chosen day, but a meal a month for a year.

SA faces climate risk from land use

2011-12-08 14:57

A South African study on the risk of climate change has revealed that governance and changing land use contributed to the risk from extreme weather events.

Santam reports surge in profit

2011-03-01 14:54

Insurer Santam has reported a 51% jump in full-year profit, helped by a recovery in underwriting.

Santam increases cover during strike

2011-02-17 10:55

Insurer Santam says it is providing additional cover for clients forced to keep cash on their premises during the truck drivers' strike.

Santam makes concession for CO2 tax

2010-12-13 17:33

Santam says it will include the value of carbon taxes on its cover for vehicles bought before the measure was introduced.

Santam's performance pleases

2010-12-01 16:51

Short-term insurer Santam says all its business units performed well this year.

Santam expects earnings to soar

2010-08-16 15:27

Santam anticipates substantially higher earnings per share for the first six months of 2010, due to an improvement in the underwriting performance.

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